Avoidance, social affiliation, and the incest taboo

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 5 Published In Pages: 304-316
By Sweetser, Dorrian Apple


This article examines parent-in-law avoidance in non-industrial societies. The author suggests that in-law avoidance is associated with characteristics of kinship structure, such as lineality, residence and family type. A psychological interpretation is also offered. Results support hypotheses relating to kinship structure.

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